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Sometimes to find the right people for your IGC, you have to expand your search. IGCs across the country are hiring people with various disabilities to help round out their staff. Although integrating employees with disabilities into your workforce can be extra work, employers who have done it know the benefits outweigh the efforts. Take a look at how many IGCs are employing people with disabilities and how they stay legally compliant when doing so.

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Behind the scenes at CAST

California Spring Trials is a great place for people in the industry to gather and check out what’s new to the market. Each year, industry professionals make the trek across California to see new varieties, seeds and vegetative crops, but that’s not the only thing we saw when we made our way through each stop. Check out some of the other highlights from our trip up the West Coast.

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Your Turn

Each month, we ask readers a different question about their retail operations, inviting them to answer via email or social media. You can send your answers to associate editor Giovanni Castelli at gcastelli@gie.net.


What trade show are you looking forward to attending the most this year and why?
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Top Industry News from our Website
Behnke Nurseries closing

The Beltsville, Maryland, property announced it will be closing its doors sometime in June. bit.ly/behnkenurseriesclosing

Plantscape HOF inducts new members

Rich Batcho, Steve Decker and Phil Feinman will be honored for their integrity, dedication and growth within the interior plantscape industry.

Why Behnke Nurseries will close

Vice President Stephanie Fleming discusses the decision to close the business after 89 years. bit.ly/qastephaniefleming

Studio M hires Tantau

Studio M announced that creative expert Margo Tantau was hired as its new head of product innovation. bit.ly/studiomtantau

90 years of sustainable practices

Espoma Company supplies organic fertilizers, soils and controls for plants grown both indoors and out. bit.ly/espomacelebrates90